New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (Advanced Care and Support)
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get your diploma in just 40 weeks!
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With fees normally costing $9,950, there has never been a better time to study!
PROGRAMME SUBJECT TO NZQA APPROVAL
Learn the job-ready skills and knowledge needed to provide advanced person-centred support to people in the community with complex health needs. This program will equip you with both general skills and knowledge that are transferrable across the health and wellbeing sectors, and job-specific skills and knowledge to perform specific health and support roles within the wider health and care sectors.
You can be a benefit to the community through providing of high quality health and wellbeing skills to support people, their family and the wider community.
*Eligibility criteria applies.
22nd April 2024
15th July 2024
7th October 2024
Fees Normally: $10,090
Course related costs - $990
What You Will Learn
Lay the foundations for industry success with this practical one year programme.
Over 40 weeks, you will receive professional training from experienced tutors (who have worked in the industry themselves) to be able to enter the health and wellbeing sector, and to confidently provide care for the community’s elderly citizens, and their family. This sector of the economy needs skilled people with big hearts! You’ll also receive a wage increase that is linked to the qualification (as part of the Care and Support Workers Pay Equity Settlement).
Level 4 Certificate
New Zealand Certificate
in Health and Wellbeing (Level 4)
You will need to complete all of the following papers:
The Health and Wellbeing Sector
Health and Wellbeing Conditions
Complex Health Needs
Leadership in a Health and Wellbeing Context
Models of Care
Risk and Contemporary Issues
On successfully completing this programme, graduates will be able to:
Work collaboratively with members of a multidisciplinary team and the and/or family of a person with complex needs to support health and wellbeing (10C)
Support registered health professionals by carrying out delegated clinical tasks in a health and wellbeing setting
Apply knowledge of health and wellbeing conditions and organisational processes to implement culturally appropriate person-centred/ relationship-centred approaches to care for and support a person with complex needs in a health and wellbeing setting
Communicate effectively in a culturally appropriate manner, including preparing for and delivering reports and information as required by the organisation, and engaging in challenging conversations in a health and wellbeing setting
Apply leadership skills in a health or wellbeing setting by formal or informal mentoring and/or coaching of colleagues
Applicants must have:
Attained the age of 20 years
Completed all requirements of the New Zealand Certificate of Health & Wellbeing (Level 3)
An equivalent qualification in Health Assistance/Support work
Completed a minimum of two years appropriate work or professional experience in a
Health and Wellbeing role including but not limited to: care giver, health assistant, or nurse.
An applicant 20 years of age or over, who does not meet academic entry requirements, may be given entry to the programme if they can provide evidence of their likely success on the programme and following an interview with the Programme Leader.
English Language Requirements
All applicants must demonstrate an acceptable level of English language proficiency prior to being accepted into the programme.
provide evidence of an IELTS overall band score of at least 5.5 (Academic), with no individual band less than 5.0
Pearson Academic Test
have a Pearson Academic Test score of 42 and above with no individual band score less than 36
have a B2 Communicator Test HIGH PASS and above with no less than a pass in each skill
For international learners with English as a second language must provide evidence of the required English language requirements from an internationally recognised
English Proficiency Test.
IELTS academic test - with a minimum score of 5.5 and no band score lower than 5 (Scores must be taken from a single IELTS Test Report Form)
TOEFL course-based test (pBT) - with a minimum score of 530 and an essay score 4.5 TWE
TOEFL Internet-based test (iBT) - with a minimum score of 46 and a writing score of 14
Cambridge English Qualifications - B2 First or B2 First for Schools with a score of 162 or above and no less than 154 in each skill
OET - with a minimum grade C or 200 in all sub-tests
NZCEL - Level 4 (General) or (Workplace) or (Employment)
Pearson Test of English (Academic) - with a PTE academic score of 42 or above and no band score lower than 36
Language Certificate - B2 Communicator International ESOL (LRW) with HIGH PASS and no less than 25/50 in each skill and Spoken (S) PASS
Trinity ISE - ISE II with no less than merit in any band
Successful graduates will be awarded the following qualification by New Zealand Qualifications Authority:
New Zealand Certificate In Health and Wellbeing (Level 4), worth 120 credits.
Success in this Certificate qualifies you to enter:
NZ Diploma in Health and Wellbeing Level 5
Students who successfully Complete this certificate can continue education pathways into palliative care, dementia care, mental health, diploma in health and social care, this certificate can be a stepping stone to BSN - bachelors of science in Nursing
Graduates may be employed as a health care worker, care giver or a role with similar responsibilities in hospices or specialised dementia units, aged residential care, hospitals or home and community support settings.